Microchipping

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We offer low-cost microchips for the public every Thursday for just $10! Well, it just got better! We want to help the lost pets in our community be assured they will get back home as quickly as possible, and we want to give you a low-cost option for your pet to have a collar and tag. If your dog has a tag and they are found, the finder can immediately call you and get your dog returned. No need to come to the shelter first; they can go directly home! 

Here are the low-cost options we offer:
$10 microchip only (given only on Thursday!)
$10 tag and collar only (any day of the week!)
$20 tag, collar, and microchip

Every animal adopted from us will now receive a collar and tag included with their adoption.

 

What are microchips?

Microchips are implantable computer chips that encode a unique identification number to help reunite you with your lost pet. They are no bigger than a grain of rice and are placed under your pet’s skin with a needle and syringe, not much differently than a routine vaccine. Unlike collars and ID tags, they can never break or fall off. They work by receiving a radio signal from a scanner and transmitting the encoded chip identification number back to the scanner. With the chip identification number in hand, the vital contact information is only a phone call away.

Microchip Clinic Details

CARE STL offers microchipping services for Dogs and Cats for $10. This price includes registration for the animal's life when you register here. There are never any additional fees, and you can change your address or phone number.


Why Is It Important To Microchip

Losing your pet can be a traumatic and even tragic event. Conscientious pet guardians protect their pets with collars and ID tags. Unfortunately, collars and ID tags are not foolproof, and dogs and cats can still get lost. Collars can break or fall off, leaving your beloved pet among the countless, unidentified lost strays at animal shelters.

Find a Pet After Hours?
Not sure what to do? Typically, pets don’t wander too far from home, so the chances are that someone is looking for them close to where they were found. Email the shelter at info@icarestl.org so they know that a pet has been found. Put the pet in an extra room in your home or crate them overnight and call the shelter the next day. You can also call the non-emergency line (314) 231-1212 to make a report.